The office is found in the AStA-wing which is located in the university’s dining hall building – second right-hand floor, second door on the left (room M-1-154).

Post address:

Autonomes Referat für behinderte und chronisch kranke Studierende im AStA der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Uhlhornsweg 49 - 55
26111 Oldenburg

Stay Abroad

Short-term stay/holiday programmes

International Youth Exchanges

  • Duration approx. 1-3 weeks
  • Young people from different countries work on a theme/project
  • worldwide (also in Germany)
  • limited to 13-30 years
  • Low participation fee
  • Inclusive experiences:,,


Work Camps

  • duration approx. 2-4 weeks
  • work together on a community service project (25-30 h)
  • International (also in Germany)
  • usually limited to 18-30 years old (some camps are also for U18s and over 30s)
  • Low participation fee
  • Inclusive experiences:,,


Language trip*


Erasmus+ Semester Abroad/Internship Abroad

  • Duration: 2-12 months
  • Semester abroad and internship abroad can be combined
  • Internship abroad also possible after graduation
  • Special funding for students and graduates with disabilities (from GdB30) (application: home university)
  • Attention: Cost absorption is subordinate
  • Info:


Erasmus+ Vocational Training

  • Duration: 2-365 days
  • For: Trainees in dual education according to BBiG or HWO, students of vocational schools, students of specialised secondary schools, students of specialised secondary schools and students of specialised secondary schools, persons in vocational training preparation, dual students with a registered training relationship with a chamber, retrainees, persons in formally ordered further education courses according to state or federal law, graduates of the above-mentioned education courses up to one year after graduation, educational staff: Persons in the field of vocational education and training, for example trainers, teachers, heads of training institutions, persons responsible for training planning, personnel development and vocational training preparation.
  • Accompanying persons can be supported for the whole or part of the duration of the activity.
  • 100 € additional organisational costs per participant with fewer opportunities
  • Additional 100% of the actual costs for stays abroad of persons with fewer opportunities if justified, for example: special accompanying persons, higher travel costs, higher costs for accommodation, costs for preventive health care
  • Info:,,


AusbildungWeltweit (Training Worldwide) (funding programme of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

  • Duration: 3 weeks to 3 months
  • Specifically planned, company-based practical placements for (first-time) trainees in all countries worldwide (with the exception of countries in the EU, where Erasmus+ funding applies).
  • Funding can be applied for by: training companies, vocational schools, chambers, inter-company vocational training centres, intermediary institutions related to vocational training (multipliers: training centres, foundations, associations, professional organisations); not possible: applications by individuals.
  • Possibility for accompanying persons for participants with special needs (parallel to the trainee stay or for a shorter period of time for introduction)
  • Funding of special needs for participants with impairments or disabilities.
  • Funding is also available for: Preparatory visits (2 to 5 days) for future trainee stays (can be carried out by trainers, teachers, other persons responsible for in-company vocational training); short visits (2-12 days) for in-company trainers.
  • Info:


School stays*

usually no barrier-free/inclusive offers (as of 06/2021)

Transition phases

Voluntary service abroad/FIJ-voluntary international year/FSJ abroad

  • Duration: 6-12 months
  • State-supported programmes
  • Pedagogical support
  • Preparation and follow-up courses
  • Low costs
  • Inclusion costs covered by some programmes
  • Organisations:
    • weltwärts, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
    • European Solidarity Corps (ESK), European Commission
    • International Youth Volunteer Service (IJFD), Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ)*
    • kulturweit, German Federal Foreign Office, German Commission for UNESCO*
    • FSJ/FÖJ abroad, BMFSFJ*



Work and Travel*

WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms)*

Au pair*

*generally no barrier-free/inclusive offers (as of 06/2021)

Contact points/further information

Behinderung und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit e.V.: Information and advice on inclusive options, tips, funding for additional

Raus von Zuhaus: overview, links and database

Job exchanges of non-profit, state-recognised providers

People for Inclusion: peer counselling by former volunteers with disabilities/impairments

Source and further information: Dokumentation_Fachveranstaltung_Auslandsaufenthalte_für_Menschen_mitBeeinträ (Stand: 06/2021)

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